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Things to do in Cavan

Discover Exciting Family Attractions in Cavan

Welcome to our family-friendly hotel in Cavan, where unforgettable family breaks await you. Nestled in the heart of Ireland’s lakelands, Cavan is a treasure trove of fun and adventure for all ages. Whether you’re seeking outdoor excitement, cultural experiences, or simple relaxation, Cavan offers a wealth of activities to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Here are some top family activities in Cavan that will make your stay with us truly special.

Explore Cavan Burren Park

Immerse your family in the stunning natural beauty of Cavan Burren Park. Fast becoming one of the most visited destinations in Cavan.  This unique landscape is rich in history and offers numerous trails suitable for all ages. Discover ancient megalithic tombs, enchanting woodland, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Make sure to visit the informative visitor centre - an educational adventure for the entire family.

Adventure at Cavan Adventure Centre

For those seeking thrilling outdoor activities, Cavan Adventure Centre is the perfect destination. Located on the shores of Lough Oughter, this centre offers an array of water sports including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Your family can also enjoy land-based activities such as archery, orienteering, and cycling. With expert instructors and all necessary equipment provided, it's a safe and exciting way for your family to experience the great outdoors during your family break in Cavan.

Discover Killykeen Forest Park

Its scenic trails are perfect for walking, cycling, and picnicking, offering an idyllic setting for a day out with the family. As well as tiring out those legs you might even spot some local wildlife. Discover more info here

Experience Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre

For a unique and creative experience, take your family to Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre in Bawnboy. This charming workshop allows children to create their own teddy bears, which they can take home as a cherished memento. The centre also features a beautiful garden and a tearoom, providing a relaxing environment for parents to unwind while children engage in crafting.

Visit the Cavan County Museum

Step back in time with a visit to the Cavan County Museum. Housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, the museum showcases the rich history and culture of County Cavan. Exhibits include artifacts from the Stone Age to the present day, with interactive displays that captivate younger visitors. Make sure to visit the WW1 Trench experience, when you are there!   

Some other attractions include:

  • Treat your younger kids to Kool Kids Children's Activity Centre. It features an indoor soft play area, with slides, climbing wall, soccer pitch, basket ball, air guns, laser guns and loads more.
  • Cavan Equestrian Centre - One of the biggest attractions to Cavan. World-renowned state of the art facility. 
  • Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre - offers customised workshops to groups. Learn how to dance the Fox trot, Jive or Ceili Dancing. 
  • Killenkere Pet Farm, a wonderful family run working farm, great enjoyment for all the family
  • Take a guided canoe trip in Lough Oughter with Cavan Canoe Centre.
  • Con Smith Park is only a short distance away with children’s playground and adult’s outdoor gym. 
  • Green Lough Eco Park - located only a ten minute walk from Cavan Crystal Hotel – a piece of tranquillity on the doorstep of the main town.
  • Visit the beautiful waterfall running through Dun a Ri Forest Park
  • See an upcoming show at the Ramor Theatre located 20 minutes away in Virginia town. 
  • Make sure not to miss the newest releases at Odean Cinema Cavan
  • Feeling competitive – see who can win at Astra Bowl Cavan with arcade games and pool tables also. 

Some of these activities require you to make a booking in advance. Please make sure to contact prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Relax and Rejuvenate

After a day of exploration and fun, return to the comfort of our family-friendly hotel. Our spacious family rooms, excellent amenities, and warm hospitality ensure a restful stay for all. Enjoy delicious meals at our on-site restaurant, offering a variety of options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

At our family hotel in Cavan, we strive to make your family breaks in Cavan truly memorable. With a wide range of family activities in Cavan, both indoors and outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Book your stay with us today and start creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

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